Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

Community App Built for Kakuma and Kalobeyei Refugees

Posted in Education, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on July 31, 2019

By KANERE staff writer July 2019

Refugees in Kakuma and Kalobeyei will soon have access to a new smartphone application designed to increase access to critical information despite high data costs and poor network coverage. RELAY is a community app developed by REFUNITE, an NGO that is best known for its use of phone technologies to reunite families separated through forced displacement. (more…)

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Using Tech to Bring Services closer to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Camp

Posted in Education, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on December 31, 2018

By Qaabata & Tolossa – KANERE journalists

Kakuma residents are now able to use their mobile phones to communicate with UNHCR staff and schedule appointments. (more…)

LGBTIQ protest interrupted by violence outside UNHCR sub-office

Posted in Community and Culture, Education, Health, Human Rights, News Updates, Peace and Security by KANERE on December 31, 2018

By Ahmed & Mohan – KANERE reporters

At least 20 refugees injured as LGBTIQ demo turned violent outside the UNHCR compound in Kakuma. (more…)

SNHU Global Education Movement (GEM) and Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) Introduce New Programme for Kakuma Residents at Student-Employer Networking Event

Posted in Contributors, Education, Humanitarian Services, Kakuma Town and Kenya, News Updates by KANERE on December 31, 2018

By Ebssa Tolossa – KANERE reporter

Students from Kakuma’s newest higher education programme had an opportunity to chat with area professionals, business leaders, and agency representatives. (more…)

Kenya’s black market in “refugee real estate”

By Cory Rodgers

The informal system of shelter ownership that has sprung up in refugee camps in Kenya and elsewhere has allowed entrepreneurial activity to flourish, but it is also unregulated and without formal legal protections, leaving some refugees vulnerable to losing everything. (more…)

Resilience in Laughter

Posted in Arts, Community and Culture, Education, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on December 31, 2016

By Tolasa Shome and Qaabata Boru

Clowns Without Borders bring joy to Kakuma children (more…)

A Term “Refugee”

Posted in Arts, Contributors, Education by KANERE on February 13, 2016

By Addisu Aznato – Kakuma

One day I asked my students in Intermediate English Language class if they had known the English word “beauty”, but they said they hadn’t. (more…)

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Journalism Workshop

Posted in Education, News Updates by KANERE on March 12, 2014

At least 33 youths including volunteer staff of KANERE News turned up for a journalism workshop at Arrupe Learning Center. (more…)

Diploma Graduation Ceremony

Posted in Education, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on November 30, 2013

The official ceremony and handing out of Diplomas was marked by delicious meals and entertainments at Arrupe Learning Centre in Kakuma (more…)

A primary school in the camp emerged best in KCPE

Posted in Education, News Updates by KANERE on July 23, 2012

Lokitang Primary School in Kakuma Camp emerged best in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in Turkana West (more…)

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Scholarships a Hope and Misfortune for Some

Posted in Education, Humanitarian Services by KANERE on February 11, 2011

A confusing process of verification leads some scholarship candidates to worry for their futures. (more…)

Opportunity for Resettlement and Higher Education in Canada

Posted in Education, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on November 8, 2010

On August 17th and 23rd twenty-eight refugees departed Kakuma for Canada, where they will pursue higher-education and a new life outside the refugee camp. (more…)